Bone Up on Power
RAID YOUR TOOL BOX TO CREATE A STARTER THAT PACKS A LIGAMENTNOURISHING PUNCH AND BUILDS YOUR GRIP STRENGTH IN THE PROCESS
4 VEAL SHINBONES BUNCH FLAT LEAF PARSLEY 2 SHALLOTS, VERY THINLY SLICED HANDFUL CAPERS 1 LEMON, SQUEEZED SPLASH OLIVE OIL WHOLEMEAL BREAD
Make no bones about it, there’s hard evidence for the benefits of marrow – it’s nutritional gold. The prep, while quite strenuous, is worth it. “The soft fat has compounds essential to the production of collagen, for tendon and ligament health,” says Price.
Take a (clean) hacksaw to the ends of the bone to create a tube, and saw off 5cm chunks. Put the bone chunks in an ovenproof frying pan and cook at 200°, hole-side down, for 20 minutes. The centres should be loose, but not dissolving.
For your side salad, chop some parsley and toss with shallots and capers before dressing with a squeeze of lemon and olive oil. Toast some bread, top with the glutinous goodness and add a sprinkle of sea salt.
It’s harder on your grip strength than a load of muscle-ups but you’re on the straight and marrow to physical triumph.
GET STUCK IN TO AN ARMS WORKOUT THAT WON’T LEAVE YOU SAW